Are you a student-centered librarian passionate about excellent
public service, library instruction, and student engagement? The
College of Saint Rose announces the search for a 12-month,
tenure-track Access Services and Instruction Librarian. Reporting
to the Director of Library Services, this position oversees all
library circulation operations at the Neil Hellman Library,
including course reserves, and helps improve students' information
literacy skills through bibliographic instruction sessions and
online instructional/research aids. The Access Services and
Instruction librarian will work with colleagues as part of the
research services team, coordinate student outreach initiatives,
and collaborate on ways to infuse principles of diversity, equity,
and inclusion into library services, policies, and programs.
Faculty responsibilities include advising students, attending
internal and external events, serving on Library and College
Committees, and engaging in professional development.
The College of Saint Rose is a dynamic institution of higher
education, enrolling approximately 4,000 students. Located in the
City of Albany, the heart of New York State's Capital Region, the
College is an independent, coeducational institution, with
dedicated faculty, administrators and staff, focused on
transforming the lives of our students. Through a strong liberal
education curriculum, and professional programs, Saint Rose serves
four-year and transfer students and working professionals in
undergraduate, graduate degree and advanced certificate programs in
four academic schools: Arts and Humanities; Business; Education;
and Mathematics and Sciences. The College proudly celebrated its
Centennial in 2020.
Guided by our founders and continuing sponsors, the Sisters of
Saint Joseph of Carondelet, the College is proud of its mission of
service to the urban community. As an institution that values
inclusion, we seek to attract and employ individuals who reflect
the cultural diversity found within our student body, and across
the nation and globe.
Situated in the center of campus, the Neil Hellman Library
provides over 160,000 print volumes, 121,000 e-books, over 100
databases, and four floors of student accessible space; group work,
private study, and silent study modes are all supported. The Neil
Hellman Library has 60 computers (both Mac and PC) distributed
throughout the building as well as 25 laptops available to
circulate within the building. The Neil Hellman Library has the
equivalent of 12 FTE staff (including 4 librarians), while the
Patricia Standish Curriculum Library has the equivalent of 2.5
The College of Saint Rose seeks an Access Services and
Instruction Librarian who is dedicated to excellence in library
services, instruction, and programming in order to promote student
success. The successful candidate will possess the following
- An earned master's degree from an ALA-accredited
library/information sciences program.
- Experience working in a library required. Experience working in
an academic library strongly preferred.
- Familiarity with best practices, issues, and trends for access
services (e.g. user privacy rights, copyright, fair use) and
information literacy (e.g. the ACRL Framework for Information
- Proficiency with in person and online instruction, including
the design of instructional materials/activities and presentation
- Ability to support the research and information needs of
students and faculty in an academic setting.
- A commitment to excellent public service, user education, and
- Experience in a supervisory capacity.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational
- Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work
creatively and effectively both independently and as part of a
- Familiarity with principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion
as they relate to library services, policies, and programs.
- Demonstrated experience working with a diverse population.
- Experience working with an integrated library system (i.e.
Voyager) is preferred.
- Ability to work some evenings and weekends on an as needed
Candidate reviews will begin immediately. Anticipated date of
employment is July 1, 2022.
Compensation includes a competitive salary range and
comprehensive health and dental benefits, retirement plans through
TIAA, tuition remission for dependents, and wellness programs
including the use of our fitness center.
The College of Saint Rose values diversity and abides by
federal, state and local law in admissions, employment and all
services and programs provided. It does not unlawfully discriminate
on the basis of race, color, sex, religion/creed, disability, age,
national/ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual
orientation, familial status, marital status, military status,
domestic violence victim status, or any other condition established
For a comprehensive description of this opportunity and
application instructions, log on to our website at
and open a College of Saint Rose Employment Account today!